WANDRD is Back With The New PRVKE 21


Tonight, WANDRD will be back with another Kickstarter project to kick off the launch of their newest addition to their PRVKE line of bags, the PRVKE 21. The company burst onto the scene last year with their PRVKE bag, which has been a hit for photographers and non-photographers alike, and WANDRD is hoping this new addition can do even more to expand your daily activities. They sent us a look before the announcement!

The PRVKE 21 is being billed as an everyday bag that is good for more than just photography, while still being a killer bag for photographers. As WANDRD puts it the PRVKE 21 is “A stylish and functional bag for everyday use. Designed with the photographer and traveler in mind. Built to be your daily workhorse.”

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Venus Optics’ New Laowa 12mm f2.8 Claims Almost No Distortion

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It just goes with the territory, the wider that you want to shoot, the more distortion and correction you have to be comfortable with – or do you? Venus Optics, maker of the Laowa branded lenses out of China has announced their new 12mm lens, a focal length that would typically feature significant distortion issues, which they boast as having almost no distortion along with an F/2.8 aperture. The Chinese-based optics company is launching the lens through a Kickstarter campaign.

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New Camera Lift-Strap Looks To Take The Weight Off Your Shoulders

Camera Lift-Strap

The Camera Lift-Strap is looking to solve a major problem for photographers who carry heavy cameras. The team at PONTE Leather Co. have come up with what they feel is a solution to that problem – the Camera Lift-Strap, and they are currently seeking your support to the tune of $10,000 in an ongoing Kickstarter campaign. The Camera Lift Strap aims to take the added weight of the camera off your neck, by instead placing it on a backpack. The concept is simple really. A quality leather strap with a built in loop and button attaches to the hanger loop on the top of your backpack and holds the strap off your neck, transferring the weight onto the backpack rather than your neck.

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Offer Your Clients a Uniquely Artistic and Timeless Product with Shots on Stone

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It’s pretty interesting that not many people have thought about what “Shots on Stone” is trying to do right now. There have been Polaroid emulsion lifts onto wood and stone, but this is a different process.

The project, just as the name implies, involves developing prints on stone tablets for an incredibly unique and artistic way to display your imagery.

More after the jump…

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Galaxy Wants to Bring Dry Glass Plate Photography to the Masses


The Galaxy company has been responsible for doing a load of really cool things: sheet film, direct positive sheets for 120 format, and today they’re launching a new Kickstarter for large format cameras. Ever hear of Wet Plates–as in Wet Plate Collodion or the stuff that so many photographers have used for forever? Well Galaxy has wondered why no one ever made Dry Plates, so they decided to do it themselves.

To use them, you’ll need to use dry plate holders before you put them behind the lens.

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Great Selections From Our Black and White Photography Contest

‘Chvrches Live’ by Nigel Nudds
The band Chvrches live at The Junction in Cambridge, England.

La Noir Image is teaming up with PhotoCrowd to give away two subscriptions to the magazine when it finally becomes a reality.

Check out the contest here. Details are below. These obviously aren’t the results as we’re not done yet

There’s less than a week to go in our Black and White Photography contest on Photocrowd.com, where you can win subscriptions to La Noir Image. We’ve picked out a selection of the stunning photos that have been entered so far – don’t miss your chance to join in this extra special celebration of black and white photography from around the world. If the magazine doesn’t get funded, then the website will go behind a paywall and the winners will receive according prizes.

And please be sure to support our Kickstarter and the new content we’ve been doing!. Also follow us on Instagram and Facebook! Now for iOS and Android!

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Please Read: Why Do We Need $35,000 For La Noir Image?

Chris Gampat La Noir Image Prototype image (1 of 1)ISO 4001-30 sec at f - 3.6

If you’re a reader of the Phoblographer, you know that we need money for our Kickstarter. It’s come to my attention a number of times that $35,000 sounds pretty high for what a digital magazine needs to actually operate. For some folks, this sounds ridiculous for a digital magazine; but for others it actually sounds too low. In all honesty, it is too low; and we need more than $35,000 to really get this going.

I’m going to explain what the money is going towards for La Noir Image.

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